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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health center isn't all that helpful

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus provides a great sense of community among the students. It lets new incoming freshmen become accustomed to building relationships with one another. The proximity to classes on campus make it convenient to arrive to classes on time. The best dorm on the JMU campus, in my opinion, is Skyline because it is one of the newest dorms on the campus. Although it is not located in the dead center of the campus, it is still very close to most of my classes. The longest walk to my class is approximately 10 minutes! The cost of attending the university is the one of the best-valued in the state of Virginia. Although, as a freshmen it is initially nerve-wracking to enter a new atmosphere with new people, JMU's campus is one of the most adaptable and friendly I have ever witnessed.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: We have a lot of options when it comes to off campus housing. The cost for a lot of the apartments are a little higher than I would like to pay, but they aren't too bad.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I still live on campus so I don't really venture off that much, however, the variety is great and the quality is great as well.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really party very much and when I do it is with close friends and not a very crowded place. All of the parties that I have been to have been safe and I have enjoyed.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school tries to do the best they can to make the JMU experience the best is can be for its students. I support our policies.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only financial aid I am receiving from the school are loans. I have both a subsidized and unsubsidized loan and my mom took out a parent plus loan. I wish I would have received more because my dad doesn't hold a steady job and my mom doesn't make very much, but she makes just enough to where we don't qualify as poor. With my parents paying for both my brother and I being away in college and my sisters college debt, we're struggling to make it through. I have to pick up the loans so that they won't be in so much debt. I only received one scholarship from an outside source from the many that I applied for and compared to the cost of school tuition alone, the scholarship I received hardly makes a difference.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I love the variety of food we can get at school. Grilled cheese Thursdays are the best, I look forward to it every week. They're all very clean, I never really have any issues with our dining.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, living on campus has been great. I am close to everything I need. I can roll out of bed and immediately go to class without having to worry about parking. I am close to the library and we have an outstanding gym.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Meh, it's normal things you would find in your hometown. Not very exciting for the most part.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had any bad experiences, but I know they're strict on drugs in dorms from what I've heard.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I've heard it's great and that you don't have to pay for parties, but I don't go.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got an academic scholarship from the school so I'm pleased, but I haven't heard that much from others.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I don't notice the guys too much, so I guess that says something. The girls are in general pretty but a lot of them look the same...

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is great for the most part, but on weekends it's very annoying to find something that isn't D-Hall or E-Hall.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I like it, but I think all sophomores should live on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus so I don't know

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never had a problem

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party so I don't know

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My parents got very frustrated

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There could be more healthy food, more than salads

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My biggest downfall is the no air conditioning

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: JMU did a great job of keeping most all of the off campus housing together. Devon lane and port republic are filled with apartments and it feels like another community apart from campus! There's always something going on, and the freedom is wonderful.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Harrisonburg is a cute little foodie town! There are so many places to explore and eat at ranging from classy pizza to asian to italian to Mediterranean and a classic burger joint! There are so many delicious options.

And don't forget Klines - only the best ice cream around.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: JMU is pretty strict with the Honor Code, and there are many ways they go about trying to give you information on it. Basically self explanatory, just follow the rules and there won't be any issues.

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JMU offers a strong community, with students displaying an overwhelming amount of pride. You'll find you will love this school simply because every other student carries that same love. This sense of spirit is infectious. Harrisonburg has been named the "friendly city" by students, faculty, parents, and townfolk, and it’s no surprise why. Each year offers unique experiences that keep you coming back for more. JMU might not be charmed with the best football team in college history, but with the overwhelming amount of pride and zeal displayed at each game, it seems the perfect team for a enthusiastic school.

One pitfall might be the lack of nearby attractions or activities to enjoy on a weekend night. This can result in a many people resorting to parties as their means of entertainment. While Harrisonburg is by no means urbanized, you'll find some of your best memories on the nights you spend with your peers. Whichever friend group you click into, you'll find a little piece of yourself on this campus.

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